My son was registering at the University of Alabama in May, and as we're from Southern California, we wanted to see some of Alabama while we were there. We've kayaked the Newport back bay at home in Orange County and wanted to do something like that but more. That's why I chose BeachnRiver, because it let us get a taste of both the inland rivers and the bay, and the rate for a 4 hr. float is very reasonable. It was outstanding! The highlight of our trip. We scheduled a 2 pm float, and although it's off the beaten path, it was easy to find. Owners Jerry and Shelly shared their real Southern Hospitality and made us feel like family. Launching out and paddling in the river was easy. The river scenery was beautiful. You float through lush woods and see gorgeous riverfront homes. Towards the mouth of the Bon Secour river, we talked with a couple pulling up a cage of crabs on their dock--amazing! We saw all kinds of birds: herons, pelicans, ducks, and in the river, lots of turtles. We made it down to where the shrimp boats dock, which I found out is the back of Billy's Seafood. An amazing sight; the beach is covered with oystershells. We probably could have made it to the mouth of the bay, but a storm was coming, so we went back. All in all a great trip!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.